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    WD 40 - any cautions for applying?

    My TW is the first offroad/dirt bike I've had since the early 70's. I used to spray my offroad and moto-x bikes with WD 40 with reckless abandon to prevent moisture damage and make clean up easier. Those bikes had drum brakes and very simple electronics (ignition only) so I never worried about anything when applying liberal amounts of WD 40 with a spray can.

    Since the TW has more complex electronics and a disk brake do I need to be more careful? Currently I've been applying with a rag but my general laziness is getting the better of me.

    Thanks.

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    I would think you could spray WD40 pretty much anywhere on the bike except the rear brake shoes or front disk and pucks.
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    I wouldn't spray it on the seat either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobG View Post
    I wouldn't spray it on the seat either.
    Or the hand grips.
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    Not the tires!
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    Better keep it off the mirrors too!
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    Ah forget it, don't worry about cleaning it. They run better with a coating of mud to protect the bike underneath!
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^ OMM.
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    hmmm... looks like I got off on a slippery slope
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    Silicone spray may last longer than WD-40?. No on front disc however. ...no doubt .
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